Funny People

Overpaid Will Ferrell says he’s “Living the dream”

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Overpaid Will Ferrell says he’s “Living the dream”

Credit to Will Ferrell for not only having good humor about topping Forbes' Overpaid Actor list, but also referencing one of his beloved Frat Pack roles. »

Frat Pack Earmuff Awards: Voting Ends Tonight

Sunday, January 24, 2010
Frat Pack Earmuff Awards: Voting Ends Tonight

Sick of "awards season" yet? Well, here in Fratville we're just getting started. The Earmuff Awards recognize achievement in films and projects by the Frat Pack and their friends. This is your opportunity to nominate your favorite films and actors from 2009. »

Apatow Picks Up 3 Pitches from Aziz Ansari

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Apatow Picks Up 3 Pitches from Aziz Ansari

The long-mentioned "Raaaandy" Funny People spin-off is officially in motion, as Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures have acquired rights to it, and two other potential projects, from Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari »

‘Funny People’ DVD Review

Saturday, November 21, 2009
‘Funny People’ DVD Review

Judd Apatow chose a dear subject but a challenging story for his third directorial effort, Funny People. And while some audiences were perplexed by the epic, 2 1/2 hour, comedy/drama with a cancer storyline and an unsympathetic lead, DVD buyers will surely appreciate the film at a greater level. »

Best Jonah Hill Line Contest (ends November 24)

Monday, November 16, 2009
Best Jonah Hill Line Contest (ends November 24)

To celebrate the release of Funny People on DVD and Blu-ray, our friends at Universal Pictures will provide a Funny People DVD to five randomly chosen people who answers this question: What's Jonah Hill's Best Line? »

Universal Pushing ‘Funny People’ For Award Consideration

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Universal Pushing ‘Funny People’ For Award Consideration

Universal has launched UniversalPicturesAwards.com, a site to promote screenings for awards consideration and to make content available to voters and the media. Judd Apatow's Funny People heads the films featured, a group that also includes Bruno, Public Enemies, and It's Complicated. »

Apatow’s ‘Funny People’ Shows Us the Dark Side of Comedy (****)

Sunday, August 2, 2009
Apatow’s ‘Funny People’ Shows Us the Dark Side of Comedy (****)

Judd Apatow's third film finds the prolific writer/director/producer get a little more serious, but still retaining the same sophomoric charm that makes this a highly-anticipated comedic release. »

‘Funny People’ Opens Modestly with $23.4 mil

Sunday, August 2, 2009
‘Funny People’ Opens Modestly with $23.4 mil

Much like its mature tone, Funny People opened more like a drama than previous Apatow comedy efforts. While it opened lower than expected, its estimated $23.4 million opening weekend is a respectable number for a more adult-orientated dramedy. What we want to know is what our readers thought of Funny People. Chime in! »

Leslie Mann Calls Jennifer Aniston’s Butt “Perfect”

Friday, July 31, 2009
Leslie Mann Calls Jennifer Aniston’s Butt “Perfect”

Leslie Mann appeared Wednesday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and told a story about attending the Oscar ceremony with her husband Judd Apatow. She was seated behind Jennifer Aniston and wanted to see if all those tabloid photos of Jen in a thong were retouched or not. »

Hill calls Team Apatow the “Steppenwolf of Fuck Jokes”

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Hill calls Team Apatow the “Steppenwolf of Fuck Jokes”

There's something about Jonah Hill's eager enthusiasm on his recent talk show appearances. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel, Hill once again displayed these qualities in an interview that touched on his love of the Los Angeles Lakers, working and "knowing" P. Diddy, and a bit about his role in Funny People. »